The 2nd Nordic Workshop on Political Behavior

The 2nd Nordic Workshop on Political Behavior

Thu, 09 Jun 2022 - Fri, 10 Jun 2022

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Organized by: The University of Gothenburg

After a pandemic-induced hiatus, we are now happy to announce the second Nordic Workshop on Political Behavior following the first successful workshop in 2020.


Recent years have seen an increase in innovative political behavior research building on a variety of theories, data and research designs. Nordic political behavior researchers have been part of this development, in particular through the use of the high-quality electoral studies and rich administrative data available in the Scandinavian countries. However, we believe that the research environments around political behavior in the Nordic countries have been too isolated from each other and would benefit from closer contact. To facilitate a stronger connection, both within the Nordic countries, but also to the outside community, we organize the Nordic Workshop on Political Behavior. The workshop is decidedly not restricted to Nordic researchers or Nordic data, but seeks to bring together Nordic and international scholars within the field.


A critical factor in the realization of novel ideas is high-quality feedback from peers. We want to create a forum for such feedback by means of a 2-day workshop dedicated to research on political behavior.

The workshop applies a broad definition of “political behavior” including, e.g., political psychology, public opinion and representation research. We welcome scholars applying all types of methods and data, and we have no specific regional emphasis.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide high-quality feedback on a smaller set of papers (we expect about 10). To realize this ambition, participants are expected to read the selected papers in advance of the workshop to be able to provide qualified feedback. The decision to focus on a smaller set of papers entails fewer presenters, but we hope to also attract non-presenting scholars, as the discussion of the papers will be of relevance beyond the specific papers.

We strongly encourage participation from people of all ranks and backgrounds. In addition to academic sparring, the workshop is intended to provide an opportunity to connect with new people—especially for junior scholars.


We expect around 25 participants. We expect to discuss each paper for about an hour. To allow time for arrival and departure, we will start with lunch on the first day of the workshop and finish mid-afternoon on the second day.


Participation in the workshop is free of charge, and includes the workshop dinner and lunches for presenters. However, participants will have to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. Hotel Poseidon, located a five-minute walk from the Department of Political Science, offers rooms at a discounted rate for workshop participants.

Location: The University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science.

Scientific committee : Mikael Persson, Love Christensen, Peter Thisted Dinesen and Henning Finseraas.

Please submit your abstract to the workshop using this link.

Deadline: 31 January 2022

Decisions on accepted papers:15 February 2022